Have you been enjoying this very long spell of gorgeous weather so far this Summer? I bet you have. I don’t know about you but I have been trying to find ways to keep us cool in variety of ways one of them being ice lollies. This super simple recipe for Strawberry & Banana Yogurt Ice Lollies have been firm favourite so far maybe due to familiarity and simplicity of flavours, we all love them! Homemade ice lollies are a winner in my book especially that they take no time at all to prepare plus you know exactly what’s in them (no artificial colours or preservatives here) plus you can make them exactly as you like them, you are in control.
I use my old and trusty stick blender to blitz all the ingredients together but if you are a proud owner of fancy NutriBullet* you can of course use it instead. You are not pureeing anything frozen here so standard power stick blender will definitely suffice. Blitz, pour into the moulds and freeze! It doesn’t get any easier than that. The most difficult part is in fact waiting for them to be frozen… I found that 3 hours was the quickest time in which these lollies were ready but it may depend on your freezer and the size of lolly moulds you are using.
I decided to add some yogurt to these lollies as we are real dairy fanatics in our house plus I wanted that extra added goodness and some calcium too! You can easily leave the yogurt out if you want and make these dairy free increasing the amount of fruit as you please. To make these vegan simply use agave nectar in place of honey and use dairy free yogurt. Make sure you give the mixture a little taste test before you pour them into the moulds in case you’d prefer a touch more honey etc.
If you are looking for more ways to use bumper crop of gorgeously sweet seasonal strawberries try these Strawberry Muffins with White Chocolate Drizzle or this Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake. Both recipes make the most of fresh strawberries and are simply to die for! However, if you’d like something a little bit healthier, why not try my Strawberry Fields Overnight Oats – breakfast of champions!
Strawberry & Banana Yogurt Ice Lollies
- 1 small banana (approx 100g) very ripe, peeled and roughly chopped
- 200 g strawberries (1 cup) washed, hulled and roughly chopped
- 1.5 Tbsp honey or agave nectar
- 75 ml natural yogurt (1/2 cup +1 Tbsp)
- Put all ingredients in a blender or a jug if using stick blender and blitz until smooth.
- Taste and adjust the amount of honey if required.
- Pour into the ice lolly moulds and pop in the freezer.
- Freeze for minimum 3 hours or until frozen solid.
- To release the ice lolly from the mould simply put it under the tap and very gently run some warm water onto the mould. You should be able to release the lolly after couple of seconds.
- Calories are approximate and a guideline only.
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